Be ‘free’ to have fun this summer with The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain. The online guide features reviews of accessible attractions, many of which are free to visit.
Hidden away in south London is the Horniman Museum and Gardens. The former mansion boasts an interesting collection of anthropological specimens and treasures from all around the world, some of which can be experienced through the interactive exhibitions and sessions. After exploring the museum, venture outside and enjoy the award-winning botanical gardens, which are not to be missed.
Brockholes Nature Reserve in Lancashire is perfect for those after an outdoors adventure. The reserve features an accessible floating visitor village, as well as trails which lead guests through stunning scenery that is set in a mixture of ancient woodland, reedbeds, grassland and several lakes. The Portsteward Strand in County Derry encompasses two miles of beautiful beach on the Derry coast. This National Trust site is so accessible that visitors can drive their cars right onto the sand. Enjoy a seaside picnic, and admire the unspoilt views and while unwinding on one of Northern Ireland’s best loved beaches.
The Guide features more than 200 reviews and ideas for great accessible days out across the UK including reviews of some of the country’s most beautiful and accessible towns – one for each of the 10 regional chapters. Each town review is jam-packed with fun things to do and see and includes a potted history of each town. Each chapter of the Guide also features a recommended Scenic Drive route, passing through some of the UK’s most stunning scenery.
The accessibleguide.co.uk website also offers fans of the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain the chance to submit their own reviews for places they have visited or great days out they’ve experienced. Visitors to the website can read reviews by other readers; download a free activity pack to keep kids entertained on long journeys and access special offer vouchers too. The online format allows readers to easily browse through the Guide and simply select chosen chapters and reviews to read and print – ideal when planning days out. Added benefits to the online format include direct links to attraction websites and pre-populated Google maps for the Scenic Drive routes.
The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain series has been developed in association with Motability Operations, the company that operates the Motability Car Scheme for disabled people. These online reviews contain all the accessibility information needed to enjoy a great day out.